Today I bought myself the Nikon 50mm lens. I heard that this very affordable lens is not only very sharp, but very fast too. There is a faster version, the Nikon 50mm f/1.4D AF, but it is over twice the price. I figured f 1.8 was plenty fast enough.
What a treat this lens is! Not only is it tack-sharp, but it gives nice punchy contrast too. This shot of a wine glass was one of my very first shots, and I'm quite pleased with it. The build quality is just slightly on the cheap side, but I don't think it affects the performance in any way. It sure is light though.
Immediately as I started shooting with it I noticed the images on my rear LCD looked more contrasty than with my zoom. Deep blacks and vivid colours.
This lens is so versatile (and inexpensive) that I can recommend this one to everyone. Being a very fast lens, it enables me to take pictures in low light that I otherwise wouldn't be able to do. I love this lens.
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